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Table 4 Multiple regression result of age, disability, co-morbidity, smoking and acute phase response on haemoglobin, Serum albumin and vitamin C

From: Age as a determinant of nutritional status: A cross sectional study

  Haemoglobin (g/dl) Serum Albumin g/L Vitamin C μmol/L
  Regression coefficient (95% C.I) P value Regression coefficient (95% C.I) P value Regression coefficient (95% C.I) P value
Age (<75; ≥ 75 yrs) -0.4 (-0.9 to -0.03) 0.035 -1.5(-2.3 to -0.7) 0.000 -4.4 (-9.2 to .41) 0.073
Barthel score (<11; ≥ 11) 1.0 (0.5 to 1.6) 0.000 2.5 (1.5 to 3.5) 0.000 5.6 (-0.4 to 11.5) 0.066
Chronic illnesses 0.02 (-0.11 to 0.18) 0.650 0.2 (-0.1 to 0.5) 0.190 0.3 (-1.3 to 2.0) 0.709
All medications -0.03 (-0.15 to 0.08) 0.575 0.04 (-0.1 to .3) 0.407 0.8 (-0.5 to 2.1) 0.225
Smoking (Never, Ex, Current.) 0.03 (-0.19 to 0.39) 0.514 -0.38 (-0.9 to 1.9) 0.191 -3.8 (-7.1 to -.53) 0.023
CRP (≤10, >10 mg/L) -0.9 (-1.3 to -0.5) 0.000 -3.7 (-4.6 to -2.9) 0.000 -6.5 (-11.5 to -1.5) 0.011